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The Bible, an oath, and the Constitution

A tale and a quote you might want to keep handy:

On Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional Amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie Raskin, professor of law at AU, was requested to testify.
At the end of his testimony, Republican Senator Nancy Jacobs said: “Mr. Raskin, my Bible says marriage is only between a man and a woman. What do you have to say about that?”

Raskin replied: “Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.”


Homophobic Buttigieg supporter wants her vote back.

Uninformed and homophobic Buttigieg supporter wants her vote card back after learning he is gay. As Christopher Hitchens wrote, “religion poisons everything.”

SandyHookPromise video


I’m speechless.

MAGA Teabagger tweets re "Barraco Barner" getting involved with Russia.

In 2014 a MAGA Teabagger tweeted that "If barraco barner is our president why is he getting involved with Russia, scary."



I'd say more but this burnt biscuit speaks well for itself. Am I the only one who missed this back in the day when brown suits were just cause for impeachment?

Trump administration wants 2 years to find the children it lost.

“If the government believed finding these children was a priority, they could do it quicker than two years,”

In the meantime, the US government can’t say whether any of the missing children have fallen victim to sex abuse or other violent crime; can’t say whether any of them have been illegally adopted or sold into slavery; and can’t say whether they are getting adequate food, clothing, shelter, health care, or an education. In short, they can’t say for sure whether a particular child is alive and well or buried somewhere in an unmarked, shallow grave.

This, in 2019 America.

Currently serving Democrats who are proven fighters.

In no particular order, these are CURRENTLY SERVING Democrats who are the proven fighters I appreciate having in our corner:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Adam Schiff
Nancy Pelosi
Elizabeth Warren

I don't suggest that there aren't other Democrats with effective left hooks, but these are the people who consistently inspire me to press forward in these days of unabashed treason from every corner of the Republican Party. Obviously I support the wealth of Democrats who believe in our Democratic ideals, but the idealistic pacifists have had a chance and now I'm only putting my time and money on the fighters.

Trump gives encouraging words to new Chief of Staff Mulvaney

During negotiations with House leadership, Trump reportedly gave encouraging words to his new Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, stating "You just fucked it all up, Mick!"

More at The Daily Beast: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-slammed-mick-mulvaney-during-bipartisan-meeting-for-suggesting-shutdown-compromise-axios

The Hill: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/425135-trump-chastised-mulvaney-during-shutdown-meeting-report

Trump supporters left Drumphfounded. Again.

Republicans who voted for Ignatius J. Reilly (aka Donald Trump) are again dumbfoundead at the results.

“A Michigan electronics company chairman, who voted for Donald Trump in 2016, now says he feels betrayed and his factory may have to move to Mexico because of the president’s tariffs.” More at HuffPo:

Hate-filled racists are outraged to hear that Muslims can eat Toblerone chocolate bars.

This is NOT from the Onion.

"Members of Europe's far right have called for a mass boycott of Toblerone, after discovering that the popular triangular chocolate bar is halal-certified.

Halal is an Arabic word that denotes that a food or service is permissible according to Islamic law. It excludes foods containing pork or alcohol, and requires that animals are slaughtered by a Muslim by a cut to the throat, without being stunned.
Toblerone has not changed its recipe, but some online commentators have taken badly the news that its factory in Bern, Switzerland, achieved a halal certification in April -- with the federal spokesman of Germany's nationalist AfD party claiming it showed the "Islamization" of Europe."

More at the CNN link: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/19/europe/toblerone-halal-boycott-scli-intl/index.html

Trump gives troops a thumb in the eye from afar.

I can only imagine how troops on the ground must feel after hearing such comments from their Commander and Chief. A recent Washington Post article reveals that:

"Although he signed off on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s requests to bolster the American military presence in Afghanistan and Syria and retain the footprint in Iraq, Trump isn’t a fan of U.S. military operations there.

In meetings about a potential visit, he has described the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan as “a total shame,” according to the advisers."

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